The tin miners are depicted coming off the late shift, and two are identifiable portraits.

The work typifies Harvey's late realist style. Its industrial subject matter, that of tin mining, was one seldom dealt with by other major Cornish artists, despite its importance to the economic life of the region.

Provenance

Family of the artist.


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